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14 years ago
Nolondil
Shesemba wrote: > A raptor is a bird of prey. It is much simpler to just say > raptor than eagle, hawk, falcon etc. The term does fall short > in that the vulture is a part of the tradition. Still, it's > better than saying 'bird' all the time :p > Nearly all birds possess the essential quality that makes the 'raptor' the symbol that it is, they just don't necessarily demonstrat
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Citizen Attorney wrote: > A slave must have an owner, or else he isn't a slave. Not so. One can be enslaved to nebulous 'influences' other than explicit legal power of owenrship backed by armed force. For example, one may be enslaved by one's ideological/mental structure -- as is most common in the media-saturated "Western" world today, or one may be enslaved by chemical effects, e
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Milo wrote: > If Jesus never existed Kattmanndoo, how comes Nero didn't > dispute his existence when he persected the Christians? If > Jesus never existed, there would have been records showing > these doubts closer to the time when Jesus was on earth but > there are none at all! So, if Nero never bothered to challenge the existence of Jove then he must be real? Or maybe for a Ro
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
ArmchairObserver wrote: > Rob, > > Evolution IS a theory and as a theory, it should be treated as > such. Now, I am not a creationist and certainly not > religious--not by a longshot. However, it seems to me that > evolution gets treated more like fact than theory and that's a > problem. Science has to be able to take new information and > engage it properly. If some
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
The name anglicized as 'Solomon' is actually 'Schlomo' in Hebrew. It's not related to the name for the fish. The Latin 'salmo' is the original name for the fish (it as known to the Romans), and the 'scientific' name for the Atlantic Salmon is 'salmo salar' (leaping salmon) even today.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
More and more research is turning up beneficial effects of vitamin D (actually a hormone) for health. Not only is it required to build bones, but it also seems to help prevent cancer and perhaps has other benefits that we haven't fully determined yet. We get vitamin D primarily through exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It converts an existing chemical in the body to another form that
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Here is an article about the detection of black holes in the cores of galaxies using doppler shift. It doesn't say what the 'final' shift is after the 'blue' is applied against the 'red' of universe expansion, but the fastest stars are described as rotating at about 400 km/sec at the galactic core. Since the current estimate for the Hubble Constant is "between 60 and 70 km/sec/Mpc" (
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
4598. Re: WTF
Rob R wrote: > Careful you don't go out in daylight GV or you might suffer the > same fate as Bert, William and Tom............. > Heh... What!? You expect him to have read Tolkien? He wouldn't dare read any of that nasty, satanic 'fantasy' stuff.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Genesis Veracity wrote: > You failed to refute the massive gravitational time dilation > during the earliest phases of the expansion of the universe, > but that's no surprise. > Such impressive sounding verbiage. Too bad it's gibberish. There is no such thing as 'gravitational time dilation'... there is only 'time dilation' caused by acceleration. Gravity is one source/cause of ac
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
rubberdown wrote: > And you are just spouting what traditional doctrine says ,as > the BIG BANG is still just a theory, so to say that: > > "Galaxies are indeed further away than they appear to us" > > ,is not correct ,it is an assumption based on an assumption > that red shift is caused by recession.(which even Hubble did > not necessarily agree with) >
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Richard Essame wrote: > Hi GV, > I don't understand 'gravitational time dilation' and how it > expands our ability to view the Galaxy and Universe beyond 6004 > light years, assuming > that the big bang only happend 6004 years ago. He's just spouting words he doesn't understand. Gravity has nothing to do with 'time dilation' except that it can cause acceleration. Acceleration cau
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Genesis Veracity wrote: > With a beginning-center (wherever it was actually), there must > be an edge of the matter which expanded from that > beginning-center. To say otherwise is plain sophistry with the > intent to dodge the implications of the obvious. > > To say that a sphere is not "really" bounded is indicative of > the desperation of mainstream scientists
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Bent wrote: > ArmchairObserver wrote: > > > Virginia is hardly on a religious quest. If you look at the > > information that she has spent the last 30 years trying to > get > > out, it is about very early man with a site date of > > around 200,000 years+. I think that alone highly diverges > from > > "creationist" thinking. > > >
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Genesis Veracity wrote: > The dirty little secret of the Big Bang Theory is that it > presupposes two contradictory notions: > > #1. That the universe has a beginning-center, and thus an edge > (bounded universe). > > #2. That the universe is boundless. > > The contradictory boundless universe of presupposition #2 is > the dirty little secret because with the
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Claude wrote: > Well thanks for the insight Dr Watson I had missed the post on > psychedelic drugs that's why it didn't register with me. > I wait the new book of Graham to call you Sherlock Holmes, lol. > Ding! Graham Hancock has posted to this thread and clearly stated what I had deduced from his posts. He was "researching" by taking hallucinogens.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Sometimes you have to go back to the 'background' assumptions in order to see what is wrong with an apparently insoluble problem. Why does the crust have to move? Why can't the whole planet shift on its axis? The reason for the focus on crustal slippage seems to be that it's simply regarded as impossible for the entire earth to shift. Too much 'angular momentum' change to be believable, I guess.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Lee McGiffen wrote: > > Could it possibly have any connection with this...?! > > > > Christian catacomb motif > (St Domitilla, early 4th century) > > (Stolen from > ) > That sure looks like a representation of the astrological sign Pisces to me. It's not strictly 'accurate' since the fish are not directly facing each other in the actual constellation, but
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
HarryWJYoung wrote: > Fisherman, I've been doing some cursory research on Jaynes and > his bicameral mind theory. Controversial indeed. > > He postulates that the Greeks of the Iliad had no conscious > mind, no introspection. I'm not clear on whether he means the > fictional (or perhaps real, we may never know) characters or > people generally of that time. If it's the lat
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
The semitic Moon god has nothing to do with the English word 'sin'. This was chosen to translate the Greek word 'hamartia' which means more-or-less 'missing the mark' and so by association 'error'. The first translation of the Bible by William Tyndale used 'trespass' and that's why many traditional worship services (such as the Lord's Prayer) still use 'tresspass' instead of 'sin' -- the popular
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
photon wrote: > > In 'Underworld' is mentioned some skulls that lacked cranial > lines. I am no anthropologist, am was wondering if anyone > knows, for certain, whether or not there are any known hominids > that have this feature? > A skull completely without the cranial sutures (places where the skull bones grew together) would seem to be impossible. Bones just can't grow
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Laird Scranton wrote: > Many of the most ancient traditions involve deep symbolism that > is reserved for priests and initiates. The prevailing view is > that knowledge was hidden in order to preserve it. However, > when you examine this proposition, it may not really hold > water. > > First of all, ask yourself how many poems you know which are > over 100 years old.
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
Jaimi2 wrote: > Are you sure it's a raven and not a dove? > > Oh, it's a raven alright. This is based on a Biblical passage. Many of the stories of 'saints' are built from re-using elements found in the Bible. I Kings 17:4, 5, 6 017:004 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 017:005 So he went and did accord
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
The hand and the eye are both very basic symbols. Being parts of the human body they are necessarily common to all human cultures across both time and geography. The one is the symbol of will since it's a bit difficult to do anything without using your hands. (The relatively few exceptions are simply proof of the rule. :) The other is a symbol of consciousness since where our attention goes so t
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
Yes, he is thinking in a European context, but there is a difference between 'meant to be Europe' and matching the maps! They DO NOT match! This is plainly obvious for anyone who looks. Tolkien admitted that he wanted the maps to match but he thought of this too late in the process (with The Hobbit already published, for example) to make it work. So the correspondence is approximate only. I am h
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
Yes, as a European born in the late nineteenth century Tolkien grew up in a cultural atmosphere with many racist stereotypes that we reject today. But he was actually relatively aware of this. The elephants/mumaks actually strike me as more an echo of Hannibal and the Punic wars where elephants were used. But he admits in the Letters that his interpretation of an Orc based on European perception
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
Yes, this has been known for some time. One of the names Tolkien invented for Numenor was 'Atalante' (which he translated as 'The Downfallen') and he tells a story several times in the Letters of having an 'Atlantis' dream of a huge wave overwhelming the landscape. The shape of Middle-earth actually doesn't look very much like Europe at all as far as the actual landscape. It's the political/cult
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
There are large banks only 6 feet or so underwater in the North Sea. I've been waiting for some billionare like Rupert Murdoch to enclose one in dikes & fill it in to make his own private island. Surely someone will do this eventually? :) A private island in the midst of the EU! It's just too lucrative an opportunity.
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
SunSword wrote: > FYI for all -- a "dry dock" is a special kind of boat dock, > such that when water is pumped out of it, it rises, thus > raising the boat within it completely out of the water. Such a > dock would not be made of stone. A floating wooden drydock > could alternatively use ballast to sink it, the boat could sail > in, and the ballast could be removed to
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
japixley wrote: > Here is an excerpt from the website that has been mentioned > previously on this thread: > 'Early Christianity possessed three main strands: the Jewish > one (led by James, Jesus' brother), the Pauline one (created by > Paul himself and now represented by the Orthodox and Roman > Catholic Churches), and the Gnostic one (at least some of whom > followed St J
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Nolondil
Citizen Attorney wrote: > Interesting post. My question about huge catostrophies > continues to be where are the bodies that perished during these > events. > > Suppose we didn't clean up the bodies after the recent tsunami. > These bodies would have drifted to where? wouldn't someone five > thousand years later be able to find remnants of 125,ooo > bodies? Not necessa
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